The Board of Directors of Canadian Youth Network announce a significant change at CYN. John Latta, Associate Director of CYN, has accepted the position as the Lead Pastor for the Burlington site of The Meeting House effective April 1, 2015. In addition to site leadership, he will also be a part of a Regional Lead Team to give support for several other Meeting House sites.
We are excited for the new opportunity this will be for John and his family. John has brought incredible value to CYN over the past 16+ years and through his dedication to excellence, leadership qualities and strong interpersonal skills he has made a notable and lasting contribution to the Canadian Christian community. Most important, John has a passion for ministry, especially mentoring emerging leaders and discipleship. We will miss John, but fully endorse this move as a next step in his personal journey in his new role.
This change in the leadership structure of CYN will not effect our mandate to serve Canadian churches by supporting youth workers as they develop spiritually healthy teens. We look forward to continue the ministry of CYN working toward a renewed vision under Dale Winder’s continued leadership as Executive Director.
In 1998, CYN was co-founded by Dale Winder & John Latta to organize a youth project called 2000 ACTS in cooperation with several denominations which saw over 11,000 youth commissioned to do acts of service in 2000. Due to the success of 2000 ACTS Dale & John were encouraged to continue the ministry of CYN!
Each year CYN serves hundreds of Youth Workers:
- Giving pastoral support
- Ministry coaching
- Resourcing local church youth networks
- Participating in the EFC Youth & Young Adult Roundtable
- Organizing large youth events
We look forward in 2015 to continuing two very important CYN annual events. In May, we will host the Youth Worker Lunch Tour where we connect face to face with over 400 youth leaders across 11 cities. In October, we will host the Change Conference, an event for students, which focuses on a relevant gospel presentation along with inspiring students in their discipleship journey.
We trust that you will continue to pray for John, his family and for CYN, in this time of transition as well as continue supporting us financially to keep us serving the church by supporting leaders in evangelism, discipleship and training.